Dec 05 2018

CMS Takes Action to Modernize Medicare Home Health

New Medicare rules for home health services intended to encourage innovation will be implemented in 2020. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized new rules for the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) to allow for increased utilization of developing technologies that can provide more efficient and cost-effective care, implementation of new patient-driven compensation models, and allow the expansion of home infusion therapy.

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Nov 30 2018

OIG Work Plan Monthly Updates (July, August, September, October 2018)

von Briesen continues to monitor the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (the “OIG”) Work Plan to provide insight into emerging legal trends in health care through blog posts and Legal Updates, such as this one. Health organizations are advised to use the Work Plan to identify the OIG’s areas of interest and enforcement priorities, and to review and update policies and procedures accordingly.

To stay informed of monthly Work Plan updates, please visit the von Briesen Health Law Blog and the OIG Work Plan page.

This Legal Update summarizes some of the significant OIG Work Plan updates released for July, August, September, and October 2018.

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